Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (07.12.2014) Live Commentary

Today’s game has been very poor. There hasn’t been many thrilling moments. The hosts were controlling the game most of the time. The home team made a lot of passes and attempted to maintain possession. The away side’s tactic was counter-attacking.
Craig Pawson is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
Chris Wood (Leicester) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an efort from the edge of the box, but it is going just wide of the left post.
Matthew James (Leicester) puts a cross into the box from the free kick, but the defender gets there first.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Craig Pawson won’t hear any protests. Leicester win a free kick.
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) finds himself unmarked on the edge of the box, but he drags his shot just wide of the right post.
Matthew James (Leicester) is disappointed with himself because he got into a good area, but he produces a poor cross. The ball goes out-of-play and Aston Villa will have a goal kick.
The game is interrupted as Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is flagged for offside.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) tries his luck and takes a shot from inside the box. His effort on goal is blocked by a defender.
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
Matthew James (Leicester) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger. Leicester forced their opponent to concede a corner.
Matthew James (Leicester) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders. Corner kick. Leicester will have an opportunity.
Craig Pawson rightly pulls out a yellow card and shows it to Alan Hutton (Aston Villa).
Paul Konchesky (Leicester) is being sent off by the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier!
The referee gives a time for a substitution. Jeffery Schlupp will be replaced by Marc Albrighton (Leicester).
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball towards the bottom right corner. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) is about to take a corner kick.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is fierce enough to get to the ball and produces a header from close range. Even the direction was good, the bottom right corner, Kasper Schmeichel didn’t have a hard time stopping the attempt as it wasn’t very strong.
Here comes a substitution. Tired Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) left the pitch, and Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) is coming on to help his team.
Matthew James (Leicester) steps up and sends a mid-range free kick well wide of the right post. Strong but inaccurate shot.
Craig Pawson shows a yellow card to Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard. Leicester are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
The corner from Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is hurriedly cleared.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Danny Simpson (Leicester). The referee points to the corner flag. Leicester are given a corner.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) picks up a yellow card.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) meets a perfect cross from Christian Benteke deep inside the box, and he produces an accurate strike which goes into the bottom right corner. He makes it 2:1.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
Matthew James (Leicester) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it’s a bit too strong and it goes out-of-play. The ball goes out-of-play and Aston Villa will have a goal kick.
Chris Wood (Leicester) unleashes a decent shot to the underside of the crossbar, but Brad Guzan thwarts it with a nice save. The referee signals for a corner kick, Leicester are awarded.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Nigel Pearson decides to make a substitution. Jamie Vardy is going off the pitch and Chris Wood (Leicester) is coming on.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out. Aston Villa win a corner.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) passed the ball and slowed down the tempo. His team can continue with combination play.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Tom Cleverley will leave the pitch so that Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) can replace him.
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Craig Pawson to the guilty Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester).
Craig Pawson shows the yellow card to Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) for a heavy challenge.
Attempted cross from Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is cleared.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is flagged for offside.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) comes close to scoring. For that to happen, he would have had to do better. His poor attempt from close range ended up in the gloves of Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
Craig Pawson blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) comes close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box, and he perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Aston Villa.
The resulting corner from Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked. The ball is out-of-play. Aston Villa will have a chance to score from a corner.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) has an effort from the edge of the area, but he skies the ball over the top.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) sends a cross into the box, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) comes off his line to gather the ball.
What a big chance! Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball just over the crossbar.
Some neat passing and movement from Aston Villa as they are producing short passes in order to create a new attacking opportunity.
Substitution. David Nugent (Leicester) on for Leonardo Ulloa.
The second half has just started.
It wasn’t the most inspiring 45 minutes that you’ll see this week. Let’s hope that the second period will be more exciting. The control of the game belongs to the home side. The home side display their usual fluent passing, while the visitors use their organization to stop the build up and launch the counter-attack.
The match has reached half-time.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is able to continue to play.
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
The game is interrupted now, Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
Paul Lambert is forced to make an unplanned substitution as Ashley Westwood suffers an injury and Kieran Richardson (Aston Villa) comes on.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Today’s referee Craig Pawson rightly decides to book Jamie Vardy (Leicester) for his harsh tackle.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) commits an offensive foul and referee Craig Pawson immediately signals a set piece.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. Aston Villa will take a corner kick.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
Matthew James (Leicester) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player. Good work from Leicester as they win a corner.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) fouls his opponent and receives a yellow card from the referee, but he is clearly not happy with the decision.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) thinks that he is fouled by his opponent, but the referee deems him to be the one who commits a foul and awards a free kick to the other team.
Craig Pawson interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa).
Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) finds himself in a great opportunity! He unleashed a shot from the edge of the box, which whizzed just wide of the left post! The ball goes out-of-play and Aston Villa will have a goal kick.
Flag up against Christian Benteke (Aston Villa). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) is the one who was caught offside.
The assistant referee raises his flag. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is adjudged offside.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Craig Pawson has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is caught offside!
Some patient build-up play from Aston Villa as they look to unlock the defence.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) has a sight of goal and shoots towards the bottom right corner, but his effort is denied by the goalkeeper with a superb save.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Craig Pawson stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually only a warning comes.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) sends a long crossfield pass, searching for one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing as they lose possession.
It’s in the back of the net – 1:1! Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) took the free kick perfectly, and it was Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) who managed to jump highest near the penalty spot and planted a long-range header into the top left corner.
An opponent rises to his feet after being downed by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester). Craig Pawson saw his sliding tackle and calls for a foul. Aston Villa get a free kick.
Goal! Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball low inside the right post. It is 0:1.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) fires from the edge of the penalty area. The ball travels towards the bottom right corner, but Brad Guzan comes with a save and doesn’t allow it any further.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) goes for goal but he directs his effort just wide of the left post.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) tries to hit a shot towards goal from long-range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
Matthew James (Leicester) produces an effort from the edge of the box, but doesn’t hit the ball properly and sends it yards over the bar.
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) passed the ball and slowed down the tempo. His team can continue with combination play.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) with a teasing cross into the area, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) intercepts the ball.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
Aston Villa are showcasing great team work and neat passing move.
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) passes the ball into the box but an opposing player clears.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) is about to take a goal kick.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are on the pitch and Leicester will have the kick-off.
Craig Pawson was nominated as a referee for this game.
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